Curators: Philippe Artières and Éric de Chassey
Fruit of the joint perspectives of two often opposing disciplines, the history of art and history, this exhibition offers a documented reading of this particular moment in contemporary history, the years 1968-1974, when art and politics, creativity and social and political struggles were intimately entwined.
The exhibition is not a visual history of politics but a political history of visual works. It presents posters, paintings, sculptures, installations, films, photographs, leaflets, journals, books and magazines, including some 150 publications available for consultation in an open library.
Beginning with major demonstrations against the Vietnam War, dwelling on the Atelier Populaire des Beaux-Arts of May and June 1968 and, in the following years, items recovered from Parisian boulevards, factories, mines, universities, prisons and many other places throughout France, a long procession is unveiled.
Palais des Beaux-Arts
13 quai Malaquais